After years of back problems, the Feldenkrais Method has given me the ability to remain free of pain. They are by far the most effective and pleasurable exercises I have ever done.
Joseph Botkin, M.A.

The Brain’s Way of Healing by N. Doidge, MD

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Click here to read an
excerpt at salon.com.

In his exciting new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, M.D. introduces Dr. Feldenkrais as an early “neuroplastician” who had a sophisticated understanding of the human brain that was decades ahead of his time.

Today, as people become interested in accessing their own brain’s “neuroplastic” abilities, the Feldenkrais Method® is ready to help with hundreds of effective user-friendly Awareness Through Movement® exercises and a gentle hands-on approach that can be used to engage the brain’s plasticity to bring about improvements in the body’s comfort and function.

Would you like to find out more?

To read about the book on Dr. Doidge’s website, click here.

To read an article about The Brain’s Way of Healing from the Wall Street Journal, click here.

To hear a Brain Science podcast interview with Norman Doidge, M.D, click here.

Feldenkrais Classes

Awareness Through Movement

Basics Class: We recommend this class if you are new to the Feldenkrais Method.
Open Class: This class will build upon concepts that are introduced in the Basics Class.
Moving Out of Pain: This class is open to all, but tailored to those experiencing pain.
Community Class: Sponsored by the Feldenkrais Foundation, this class is open to all and is donation-based ($10 suggested).

Click HERE for up-to-date details and teacher substitutions (if any) and to register in advance for any class.


For your first class, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time.

We recommend loose, comfortable clothing.
Mats, pads are provided.

All classes are drop-in.
Drop-in for $25
Register online for classes and receive 10% off.
10 class card for $220 Class Cards expire six months from date of purchase.

MC/VISA/Discover accepted.
Call (212) 727-1014



Up Next at the Institute

Meet the Author
– Monday, September 25

Walking Better, Step by Step
– Tuesday, September 26

The Feldenkrais Gym with Mark Hirschfield
– Wednesday, October 11

Pain Free & Happy Hip Joints
– Tuesday, October 24


After having suffered from severe shoulder problems and surgery, I have found lasting relief with the Feldenkrais Method.
- Gloria Jones, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra



Individual Sessions

The most direct way to benefit from Feldenkrais is to work privately with one of our highly skilled practitioners. In Functional Integration lessons, the work is tailored specifically to your needs, the touch is gentle and communicative, and your comfort is respected.  Call 212-727-1014 for an appointment.



Featured Products

The Grammar of Spontaneity, Vol. 2 - CD

The Grammar of Spontaneity, Vol. 1 - CD

Relaxercise - CD

Relaxercise - Book

Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method - CD

Focus on the Knees & Ankles - CD

Awareness Through Movement - Book



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Feldenkrais has studied the body in movement with a precision I have found nowhere else.
- Peter Brook, Film & Stage Director